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Flood Insurance Basics for the Spring Thaw

Flood Insurance Basics for the Spring Thaw

After weeks of winter storms with heavy snow, it’s finally starting to look and feel like spring time in New England. Although everyone is anxious for the warmer weather to begin, spring can bring about heavy rains and rapid snow melt that can increase chances of flooding. Am I at Risk for Flooding? As the […]

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Hurricane Season is Flood Season

Hurricane Season is Flood Season

Coastal areas aren’t the only areas that experience the brunt of the strong winds and torrential rains of a hurricane or tropical storm. And with the hurricane season starting June 1, there is just one question left to ask. Are you covered? Eight out of the ten most expensive federally declared disasters were caused by […]

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A Relatively Disaster-Free Year, 2013 May Be the Calm Before the Storm

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA One thing to be thankful for in 2013 was that the number of major natural disasters was relatively low. The bad news is that 2013 may have literally been the calm before the storm. According to the 2013 CoreLogic® Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis, “with the cyclical nature […]

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Natural disasters don’t necessarily have to be financial disasters

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA Recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, coupled with flooding throughout our own state of Massachusetts, provide reminders that natural disasters can strike anywhere, at anytime, and create billions of dollars in damages. Unfortunately, no one can predict when or where a natural disaster will strike.  And your homeowner’s insurance […]

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